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light and collided with a big rig in san francisco's hayes valley neighborhood. it happened last thursday. mack was ejected from the shuttle bus and pinned underneath that big rig. ucsf will install seat belts by the end of august. >>> a bicyclist struck by a food truck has died. the violent collision in the city's south of market neighborhood, nancy hoe made an illegal street on fremont street in front of the food delivery truck. ho was not wearing a helmet and suffered a critical head injury. she was pronounced dead last night. >>> tonight at 6:00, our first look at two suspects charged with killing a woman, setting her on fire, and then dumping her body in the streets of an up scale oakland neighborhood. salvador and hector garcia were charged with murder. the charges carry special circumstances that would mean they are eligible for the death penalty or a life in prison. she was the mother of aed to bler. they are gang members who were and rifted on tuesday, several days after police were led on high-speed chases. >>> bay chair children who rely on the big sisters, big brother
has been under enormous pressure to lean out its menu. today big changes for southeast biggest chains in the country. 19 of them are adding healthier options to their children's menus. burger king, chilies and dennys are introducing a new program. burgers and fries won't be eliminated. >> if stead of pitch french tries we pitch apples, broccoli, salads. >> what about mcdonald's? mcdonald's is absent from today's announcement but says it is committed to balance menu options. >>> people around the bay area aren't having to crank the ac this week because the cooler weather has settled in happen our chief meteorologist joins with a look at how long we can expect these mild temps to stick around. in the east bay it was cool. i was wearing a hoodie. >> as far south as gilroy and morgan hill with temperatures averaging ten to 25 degrees below average in some cases. today, for example, walnut creek only 67. you should have 87 this time the year. not only that in the morning hours we've been starting off with foggy drizzle it's accumulated to .11, san francisco .04. so here's the onshore flow,
-year-old and her big sister were playing in front of the apartment complex you to see behind me when a come came up to them and offered to buy the little girl some candy. big sister saw that as a red flag and went in to tell mom. denise and her 3-year-old sister were playing outside of their san jose apartment complex monday night when a stranger started talking to jasmine. >> she started complimenting my sister saying you're so cute. she told her let's go the store and i'll buy you some chocolate. and she thought it was her daughter. >> reporter: concerned the 14-year-old denise grabbed her little sister and headed back to her second story apartment. minutes later this 26-year-old woman barged into the apartment and grabbed jasmine who she insisted was her daughter. >> she said that's my baby and tried to grab her. my mom tried to stop her. lady was pushing her. then after that, i called the police. >> reporter: when denise held her sister and called 911 her mom stood in front of the girls blocking for resfrom getting to her. her mom said she was also concerned flores might make kni
and really just ready for a big, big concert. matt? >> i tell you, al, this represents this morning, the motorcade had to actually move these people out of the way. anyway, we'll get back to you in a couple of minutes. >>> meanwhile, there has been a major development in the ongoing budget negotiations. president obama suspended the talks for the today. we'll tell you why and we'll talk to one of the senators who has been inside the negotiating room all week long. >> that's right. and also casey anthony is going to be released this sunday. and -- from prison. authorities are becoming increasingly concerned for her safety and we're live at the jail this morning with details on that story. >>> remember the photo we showed you earlier this week of that massive 18-foot long crocodile, the saltwater croc? a lot of people thought this was a doctor'd photograph. you can believe it's real. we went in search of that beast and we found him. >>> let's begin with that breaking news over night in boston where two delta planes collided. nbc's tom costello covers aviation for us in washington. goo
this big commotion about him. >> there was plenty to say. ye died last week after the fishing boat erik cap sized with 43 on board in the sea of cortez. seven remain missing. three from the bay area. ye, a confirmed casualty. >> he was a workaholic. he wasn't sure. we said this is a the trip of a lifetime. you need to go you will be with your friend. >> outside the memorial service, bruce talked about visiting the site of his father's death in mexico and talking with one of the fishermen who was with his father as they escaped the sinking boat. >> it was helpful for him to tell the story of how my father lasted 15 hours on a cooler. >> that fisherman. mike ying told the son, he succumbed to exhaustion beef help arrived. >> he was a strong man. dedicated to his family. we gave it our all. so, unfortunate, that i have to be here for his funeral. >> while there was some closure for ye's family. other families await word of their loved one's fate. the family attended ye's memorial. yesterday the coast guard told families it was calling off the search. friends of the men are upset with the decis
heading to lake tahoe. hot weather and big summer business. mike shows us the tourist boom this weekend. >> hey, tahoe is awesome. >> reporter: looking at these pictures after packed south lake tahoe. >> i think it's crazy because i see a lot of cars. >> reporter: it's hard for some to believe that three days ago our weather was this. >> yesterday it was like winter. looks like it's going to be prolonged summer. >> reporter: in south lake tahoe the delayed start to summer had some businesses struggling big time. listen to this now. >> worst start in 33 years, it snowed until the first week of june. memorial day was a flop. all through april and may, really cold, wet stuff. >> with big crowds already escaping a big turnaround in temperatures in the valley, lake tahoe businesses are banking on just as big a turn around in their business this holiday weekend. >> absolutely this will be our busiest weekend yet. >> it will be nuts. insane especially with the high lake level and not a lot of beach. it's going to be crazy. >> that was mike reporting for us. can going to the grocery store help.
. thanks! you noticed! you know these clothes are too big now, so i'm donating them. not going back there again. good for you! how'd you do it? eating right, whole grain. whole grain? whole grain. [ femalennouncer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh less than those who don't... multigrain cheerios has five whole grains and 110 lightly sweetened calories per serving... more grains. less you! multigrain cheerios. >>> day two of the royal couple's trip to southern california involved some fund-raising, polo and a walk down the hollywood red carpet. gina kim is in los angeles with a look for us. hello gina. >> i hate to tell you, you just missed it, the duke and duchess emerged out of those doors, i'm going to ask jose to pan the camera over, we have some dignitaries walking out as we speak. some of hollywood's royalty, there is maria bello, kristen chenowith. this is a big gala, they just left a minute ago after what is a very, very glamorous day. now, yesterday the duke and duchess of cambridge were all business if you will recall. today they finally got to do the calif
on paper, a small piece with a big price tag. >> sold at auction for $122,000. >> reporter: the san francisco arts commission director says it also holds educational value. >> you follow picasso's evolution of ideas for major walks through his drawings. >> reporter: an alert about the theft will circulate through the art world. >> sometimes works that are stolen and they cannot be sold, they get destroyed. and that's the loss for everyone. >> reporter: the suspect is described as a white man in his 30s, well dressed in dark clothing, big sunglasses and loafers with no socks. police are hoping security cameras captured a picture of the thief. two other galleries have picassos on display, so you can get this theft has them reviewing security. reporting live, jean elle, nbc bay area news. >> thank you, jean. >>> even a lockout won't keep the 49ers from trying to tackle important stadium issues. the city council met to talk about how it plans to pay the estimated $1 billion it will cost to build the stadium. $138 has within secured from the sale of luxury box sweets. even when combined
of a subway® bbq pulled pork sub. brace yourself for the big, bold taste tender, succulent slow-cooked pork with sweet and smoky barbecue sauce, all on freshly baked bread. subway. eat fresh®. >>> tragedy in paradise. tonight, the search is called off for bay area man, swallowed by a blow hole in maui good evening, everyone, i'm jessica aguirre. >> and i'm raj mathai. this just in tonight, the developing news in santa clara. might be the biggest score of his career, and it has nothing to do with football. joe montana wooed the city council tonight. the city leaders awarded montana exclusive rights to develop a multimillion dollar hotel and entertainment complex across the street from the 49ers proposed new stadium. but why did the city council go against the recommendation of the city manager? we bring in george kiriyama. he's a bay area legend, but did he just get a free pass tonight? >> reporter: free pass, no, not everyone agreed. but talking to joe montana and his group, in fact, the city manager as well as city council members thought it would be best to open it up to ever
freeway was shut down for more than two hours. parts of 237 came to a standstill. a deadly big rig crashed in sunnyvale killing the driver. 237 at matilda. crews are just nownt getting th vehicle off the road. this is in the heart of the silicon valley bringing in kris sanchez who's been tracking the story. what exactly happened? seems like the lanes are wide open, at least going in one direction? >> reporter: aat least going in one direction is right. westbound lane are all completely open. we're just seeing the last of the clean-up from that big rig crash here on the lanes that were headed eastbound. these eastbound lanes is where that big rig driver was driving when witnesses say it looked like he had a blowout, lost control of the vehicle, crashed into the center divide, which then projected part of the vehicle into the other lanes of traffic going in the other direction. that really complicated the clean-up and putting out the fire, which also erupted as well. now, there was one person in the cab of that truck. though when investigators first arrived here, the chp couldn't tell whethe
's office admits it is a big blow to the department. >> it was a tough blow to swallow to let those highly trained officers go. to ruse 66 officers with that training, that's a huge investment the city has basically lost. >> reporter: he said the training is crucial for a person who might not understand why police have a gun pointed at him. the police department says it will pull officers from other beats if it has to to respond to a cit incident. the department concedes that will delay response time. we're at police headquarters, nbc bay area news. >>> we have some breaking news to share with you. she was one of the most active and socially forward and well known first ladies of our time. but today, betty ford has died at the age of 93. betty ford was married to former president gerald ford for 58 years. he also died in 2006 at the age of 93. elizabeth ann warren ford was born april 8, 1918. she was known as betty ford and won't to also serve as the first lady of the united states from 1974 to 1977. she was very active in social policy, shattering lots of precedents and had a very moderat
's been validated. and to us, that means a lot. >> reporter: the big apple will usher in the first day of legalized same-sex marriage with back-to-back ceremonies. the city clerk's office originally planned to wed 764 couples on sunday. it announced it would expand hour to make sure all 823 who registered could marry. new york city's mayor, michael bloomberg, is also marking the first day with a special evening ceremony at gracie mansion. he will officiates the marriage of his chief policy adviser and consumer affairs commissioner. >> this is about celebrating our relationship, but in many ways it's really about our children who have often asked us why we aren't married. and so we've involved them in every step of the way. >> reporter: businesses are also hoping to be there every step of the way. florist owner grayson handy expects his business to double in the coming year. >> i think we're going to see a tremendous amount of money coming our way. >> reporter: and for new york state, a recent report estimates the new law could generate more than $300 million in revenue, tourism, and ta
of a shuttle bus to that collided with a big rig. it may have run a red light at the intersection of octavia and hayes yesterday morning. the crash killed dr. kevin mack. he's a 52-year-old ucsf psychiatrist and university profess sore. he was ejected -- professor. he was ejected and pinned underneath the big rig. he was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. >>> families and friends said final good-byes at a funeral in santa rosa. the community shaken by the girl's death at a sleepover on sunday. police say she and three friends became sick after drinking vodka mixed with soda. initially the girls said they'd gotten food poisoning. raul was described as an excellent student due to start high school incomes mon-- next month. toxicology reports are expected next week. >>> mark luga was arrested for allegedly stealing a pablo picasso drawing from the weinstein gallery in san francisco last week. the judge denied a motion today reduce his $5 million bail. police say a surveillance camera caught luga leaving with the painting. police found other stolen artwork including another picasso pi
and this isn't real. he's coming home because he's my big brother and he's everything i ever asked for. >> reporter: at the family church, they joined two other families in deep mourning. hundreds packed the inside of st. george, many in tears. one asked for help from the community. >> we urge all you watchers to continue praying for our families, that they come home safely. >> reporter: they were active members of this assyrian church. what happened to them has hit their bishop particularly hard. he's close to their families. >> we pray that the bodies of the victims would be found quickly so that we can perform the proper rites of christian burial and the ease of the families. >> reporter: but some are holding on to hope they will be found alive. >> we don't want him looking down on us, we want him face to face with us to help us for the rest of our lives. >> i know he's going to come back. i don't think this is real. it's not. >> he's coming back. >> reporter: and we're learning more about two of the hikers. she was a nursing student at usf and nino was studying chemistry at cal sta
the accident happened. >>> still to come at 6:00, big news out of silicon valley. >> a big layoff from the valley and a boost for the east bay coming up after the break in the tech and business report. >>> and it's your chance to be a seismologist. how you can help spot earthquakes from your own home. that's next. >>> the bay area is known as home of innovation and change but may lose our hold on the green industry. we'll explain. >> i'm chief meteorologist jeff ranieri. one of the warmest days we've ved in or a week here across the bay area with low to mid 70s there in the south bay and even a few 80s today. tonight plenty of cinl weather down in the south bay a coming up, we'll talk about a seven-day forecast that's heating up. >>> the next big one is something we're all aware could happen at any time. you may be sitting on the key as to when it could hit. >> reporter: stanford seismologists and scientists say that the more monitoring we have in the bay area, the more we'll learn about earthquakes and better chance of us getting an early warning even if just few a few seconds which i
to get into college and pay is perhaps their first big test in higher education. >> i couldn't be prouder of her and i know she's going to get where she's going to go. it will work out. everything happens for a reason. >> reporter: students at cal state schools are paying nearly four times the amount in tuition they were paying 10 years ago. a recent survey found more high school students are concerned about how they are going to pay for college than about actually getting into one. and how successful they will be once they are there. live in san jose, kimberly tere, nbc bay area news. >> difficult situation. thank you. tonight we know the maim of the woman whose body was found burning in a quiet street in oakland's rock ridge neighborhood. the medical examiner's office say she is 21-year-old monica of union city. her body found around 4:30 yesterday on ivanhoe road. police say she was likely killed somewhere else and then dumped in that neighborhood and lit on fire. officers say the suspects probably chose the neighborhood because it's dark and secluded during those hours. friends and fa
through song. >> i want people to know what an amazingly, beautiful, talented girl who made a big impact in the music world and personally to lots and lots of people. and that's ba what her family to know as well. she made a really big impact. >> an autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow. >>> in san francisco today, the contemporary jewish museum held what had to be the first ever hand holding music and art exhibit. all of it with a gay and lesbian theme. ♪ there's the music, the hand holding part of the event comes after one of the security guards there told a lesbian couple two days ago they were not allowed to hold hands inside the museum. the museum director says today's event was a big success. >> we just couldn't be happier with the outcome. people coming, people singing "i want to hold your hand" and recognizing that the contemporary jewish museum is for everybody. >> museum officials say the guard worked for a private security company and was immediately removed from the premises after last week's incident. >>> still to come at 5:00, a well known bay area surf spot becomes a place o
-packard which is going mobil thanks to another silicon valley company. >> sit powerful enough and big enough? >> reporter: with all the attention paid to tablet computer, hp face as huge challenge. the silicon giant is famous as a leader in the tech industry, but when it comes to tablets, it's behind. >> this is the hp touch pad. >> reporter: now trying to make up ground, the touchpad looks familiar with a big difference. its operating system. a user interface or u.i. >> when people use the touch pad, when they pick it up in the store, when they give it a try, what they're going to find is that we have a u.i. that's like none other. >> reporter: but hp faces an uphill battle. we're all used to the apple tablet and android tablet. hp, these're known for what's on their desk. >> pc sales are slowly diminishing, laptop sales are slowly diminishing and tablet sales are going through the roof and if hp doesn't get into the game in a big way, they stand to lose. >> what we're seeing is people are computing more. they're taking their devices with them. they're filling the white spaces in their day
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and border, announced big layoffs this week. >>> still ahead, a day of surfing at malibu leads to serious injuries for arnold schwartz neglect azenegger schwarzenegger's teenage son. >>> why would i want to be in the cemetery business? why wouldn't i be? >> also coming up, 2 million people are buried there. but a person at the cemetery says takes great place for the living. we'll take you to the bay area's city of souls. >>>nd at east bay company whose work on the ground is helping us see what is up in space. >>> and i'm meteorologist jeff ranieri. decent cooling across the bay area with 83 in san jose, san francisco 67. as we take a look right now dropping off along the coast with 60 in san francisco, we'll have details on how long this fog sticks around coming up. >>> from the east bay into space, tonight we'll take you on an amazing tour of a bay area company that's literally aiming for the stars. >> this company is helping the space program see what's out scott budman has the final uninstallment. >> reporter: it's a company that can see its handy work in space but it actually does tha
by natural disaster and nuclear calamities a big reason to smile, "today," monday, july 18th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> welcome to "today" on this monday morning. i'm ann curry. >> and i'm lester holt in for matt. i think we both watched that match yesterday. you've got to feel good about the u.s. team. we were disappointed, but what a performance they put on and what a great thing they did for american soccer. >> that's right. for women's soccer, particularly, bringing it to a new level of cool. men and boys, women and girls, nationwide, watching them play. i think that they're winners in that regard. >> and the japanese certainly have something to feel good about after a really rough year. and i love the fact they thanked the world for the support they have had. >> and they continue to thank, actually, after every game. so it's a pretty exciting bit. >>> in the meantime, another major story, the fact of this heatwave. millions of americans are sweltering in this dangerous heat and humidity today. how long will it last? how bad will it be? well, al has the fore
street is worried about washington. late wednesday moody's one of the big three credit rating agencies warning it might have to lower the rating if lawmakers don't come to an agreement on raising the debt ceiling. in the statement it said the action was prompted by the possibility that the debt limit woil not be raised in time to prevent a missed payment on u.s. bonds with a small but rising risk of ashort-lived default. economists say if the aaa rating is lowered it will throw the financial markets into chaos and the cost of borrowing would go up to everything from morlts to car loans. ben bernanke warned. >> i think the worst outcome if we don't raise the limit, at some point we default on debt and that would create as i said before, a huge financial calamity. >> reporter: sources say the president knew about the moody's warning as he headed into wednesday meeting which all sides describe as tense. republican majority leader eric cantor cited the president as saying i have reached my limit. he left saying i'll see you tomorrow. the two sides couldn't even agree about what happened in
in the south bay tonight, you have several options. downtown san jose is not one of them. the big fireworks display that's been there for several years has been cut because of budget issues. they that a few years back. nbc bay area's scott budman joining us live this morning -- this evening with a look at the trend and if that is going to continue. scott, you know nbc bay area used to put on this fireworks show, host it for several years. they haven't had it because of the budget problems. >> reporter: that's absolutely right. it was here in discovery park for years that the fireworks display went on. then the budget shortfall shut it down. as you know, san jose still having budget problems, but it can still have a good time. ♪ >> reporter: they had dancers. they had a singing elvis. and enough cute kids to melt any patriot's heart. but what this rose garden neighborhood parade didn't have was a need for san jose city money, which made all sides of the budget battle happy. >> this parade is more a model of what we can expect which is private sector funding, managed and organized by privat
's suit. how you can do it from your home computer and save big-time money. >> bay area researchers have identified seven risk factors for alzheimer's disease. the good news is you can do something about them, and i'll have that story coming up. >>> plus, pumping the brakes on food trucks. the bay area city where a controversial law has created a battle over the rolling restaurants. >>> and good evening. i'm chief meteorologist jeff fern any. no doubt the warmer weather today had you outside right now with 66 in san francisco. well, it will be cooler tonight. we'll talk all about this big-time warming trend coming up in my sey ca i know you're worried about making your savings last and having enough income when you retire. that's why i'm here -- to help come up with a plan and get you on the right path. i have more than a thousand fidelity experts working with me so that i can work one-on-one with you. it's your green line. but i'll be there every step of the way. call or come in and talk with us today. >>> you're seeing them more and more on city streets. food trucks offering gourmet ea
was try to create a new sense of urgency to see if there's a chance to put the big deal back together that he and speaker boehner were close to having this deal last week. but in many ways, this speech was almost oh post mortem, almost setting up the blame game for the fact that no big deal is going to happen. and no matter what happens here at the end of the day, the debt ceiling is going to go up. but nobody is going to be happy about the deal. i can tell you this, ann, i had a bunch of democrats that said to me, would have been a good speech to give two weeks ago. >> i know that he called for public activism, so much so that we hear the capitol hill websites were crashing last night because so many people were trying to e-mail their representatives. it looks like he spooked main street, jim? will he spook also wall street? >> no, not at all. wall street is calm. the markets are looking good today. we had a blip down in the indicators between 9:0 and about 9:20. they came right back. no one is buying the panic, the sky-rocketing interest rates scenario. >> that said, hedge funds are
, the hump had when they go over. it's xielting because they're so big, so large. >> you know, i see people and their reaction, and some people are very moved by just being close to them and in their domain. >> reporter: with a slew of photos of water spouts and an occasional tail, the visitors went home a bit sea sick but happy. >> it was worth coming out and taking the journey to see it. if you don't follow your dreams, no one is going to do it for you. >> reporter: and that's a dream burno knows very well. one he relives every time he goes to work. >> they are majestic creatures. >> and for the record joe rosati jr. and the photographer may be calling in sick tomorrow. >> they did get a little sea sick. >> yes, yes are. >>> there is a small craft advisory and a gale warning that was out the past couple of days. no doubt bumpy out there but worth the trip, the view of some magnificent sights. magnificent last week might have been the sun, one week ago, only 66 in danville from one of our readings today. your average 89. los gatos, 74, oakland, 63. look at this, 66 in san rafael. santa ros
hotel, upscale restaurant and sports bar across the street from the proposed niners stadium took a big step forward. santa clara city council said it would work exclusively from montana and his group for the next 18 months. that means no other companies can build on two empty lots in santa clara. montana's group is convinced their hotel and sports bar will turn santa clara into a destination. >> what do you think of the vote? >> it's always good to win. it's a long way from the process. >> city council went against the city manager's recommendation to open up the process to everyone and make the bidding competitive. the hope is to have the hotel and restaurant up and running when the stadium opens up for business, assuming, of course, there is a new stadium. >>> all right. time to check in with meteorologist christina loren. she's got a look at our forecast. >> we're not scoring any touchdowns if you're looking for warm weather this time of year. we have a significant cooldown that continues. i'm thinking until about tuesday we'll see much cooler than average weather. this morning we'r
. backyard trampolines are becoming very popular, but they also come with big safety concerns. coming up, one family shares their cautionary story. >>> we're going to meet a newborn so big doctors have already given him a nickname, the moose. at more than 16 pounds, jamichael brown could be the largest baby ever born in texas. everything is bigger in texas. he's going to join us along with his proud parents. >>> let's begin this morning with our top story. the debt ceiling standoff in washington. nbc's kristen welker is at the white house with latest on this story. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, ann. president obama met with congressional leaders on sunday to try to get a deal done. that didn't happen. in fact, one official with knowledge of the discussion tells me it was a bit tense. lawmakers are hoping to get a deal done within the next ten days so it can be processed by that august 2nd deadline. their ties were off, but the heat was on as the president and congressional leaders met sunday for a second time in less than a week to try to salvage the deal to raise the debt l
of the program in just a little while. >> then a big scare in north carolina's outer banks. a 6-year-old girl attacked by a shark in a foot and a half of water. her mother was just a few feet away. luckily, this little girl survived and we'll be there live in just a little while. plus some important health advice for women. a new recommendation about when and how often you should get a mammogram, but it's confusing. it contradicts another recommendation that came out a year and a half ago. what are women to do? dr. nancy snyderman will be here to help us sort all of it out. >>> let's begin with the dramatic end to the space shuttle program. tom costello is at the kennedy space center. you had a front row seat. what was it like? >> it was a dramatic day and an emotional day for everybody here and it is not over. america's space shuttle program, 30 years ongoing since 1980, '81, actually is how in the history books. "atlantis" came down at 5:57 eastern time, it was its 33rd mission. in all, it's trekked 25 million miles, 327 days in orbit and at 5:57 this morning it came on rest on runway 15. h
on the set? >> i think so. >> a big hello and welcome to our new teammate, janelle wang, been in the bay area, on television over eight or nine years? >> yes. >> and janelle will be our 5:00 p.m. co-anchor. we're happy on behalf of the newsroom. jeff and i. welcome aboard. >> such a great team. and you guys are so nice. >> thank you. >> first day. >> no, i did a little training last week. you guys already feel like family. >> that's great. >> you know what this means for me officially -- i got to bring it back to me for a second. i'm no longer the new guy on the shift. >> that's right. >> yes! about time. >> and there's a little tradition -- jeff and i were talking, the new person on board buys dinner for the first month. >> everybody's been telling me that so i have to buy a lot of dinners for a lot of staff members. >> and i am hungry tonight. >> all you can eat buffet. >> sounds good. >>> in the weather forecast for tonight, an all you can take weather buffet today when it came to the sunshine. we had a lot of it here from the north bay to the south bay. really it's great to have janelle h
. the key sticking point is this issue of raising the debt limit, large enough, big enough, so that it gets us through 2012, gets us into the spring of 2013. right now, of course, the boehner bill and what republicans were supporting would have this debt limit come to another vote in the next -- >> at this point in time -- >> harry reid wants to do is simply figure out a way to satisfy the second round of deficit reduction, create a stronger trigger potentially, whatever he can come to, to get more republicans to support his way in order to get this debt limit passed 2012. i think he's going to come to an agreement. the question is, how big of an agreement is it? is it an agreement that barely gets the eight republicans he wants? or does it get 20 republicans and sends a strong, bipartisan message to make sure this thing doesn't get gummed up again in the house. >> does he have a dance partner in terms of a republican willing to negotiate? >> reporter: he's got a few dance partners potentially, but right now he's not working very well with mitch mcconnell. that's not clear. but don't be sur
will company owner $400,000 with the promise of getting big returns. instead, hines says he got swindled. >> when you put money in something that you think is safe and someone steals from you, it's really maddening. >> reporter: miller pleaded not guilty this morning to nine felony counts including embezzlement, filing false documents and forgery. prosecutors say he used the money to pay for an extravagant lifestyle that included a multimillion dollar home and using a private jet to take his wife and six children on vacation. >> he was living this lifestyle that no one could live by, building this mansion, kids go to wonderful private schools, nothing wrong with people going to private schools. but he was using the money of others to do this. >> reporter: miller's attorney tells nbc bay area miller's trying to do what he can to make things right. but the once well-regarded investor now faces up to about ten years behind bars. his alleged victims say he deserves it. >> i'd like to see him spend a lot of time in prison to, you know, make up for what he did to people. >> reporter: again, pr
so we've got in the habit of not traveling as much. >> reporter: the big surprise? while fewer people are driving than a year ago, more people are flying. air travel is up 9% this summer. >> for some people, it actually may be more convenient and cheaper to fly than to drive this year. >> reporter: and airline ticket prices are also up, 11% on average. >> we're cutting back on trips and staying home more. >> it is a pretty exciting trip. the first time that anna and i have ever been anywhere together on a trip like this over the big pond. ♪ >> reporter: the top family destination this summer -- orlando. the top destinations for singles and couples -- las vegas, new york, chicago, and seattle. the good news? experts say there are plenty of flexible hotel deals out there, especially orlando, reno, portland, seattle and colorado. >> free nights, free room upgrades, kids stay free, resort credits. take advantage of all of those offerings to offset higher gas prices and higher airfares. >> reporter: back on the maryland shore, a yearly ritual -- >> every year i bring my kids here just to
. >> reporter: he's the university of north carolina chap ill hill's dr. ted bait man. >> i am a really big space geek. >> reporter: space geek or, more appropriately, an expert in bone loss during spaceflight. >> astronauts lose bone at a very rapid rate. at least five times the rate that women lose bone here on earth. >> reporter: that's because bones are designed to holds up under the pressure of gravity on earth. in space, bones don't get the gravity they need thrive leading to bone mass. space exploration has been pitch at ol to osteoporosis research. scientists have known about and studied microgravity's effects on bones and muscles since the 1970s. the% environment for the latest -- the perfect environment for the latest research. >> existing drugs stop the process of bone loss. this drug would hopefully build new bone and increase bone mass. >> reporter: increasing bone mass would effectively reverse osteoporosis. if accomplished it would be yet another leap forward for the world of medicine. erica edwards, nbc news. >>> the research team will study the mouse skeletons when they ret
a big chunk of money. if they are convicted, they will collect the $225,000. the reward is leading to the arrest and conviction. the three must still either be convicted or plead guilty to felony charges in this case. >>> the story is developing quickly. stay with us on air and online at nbcbayarea.com for complete coverage. just search brian stow to read the criminal complaint and get updates on stow's condition. >>> three alarm fire devastated a condo complex tonight. the blaze raged out of control on running springs drive in the walnut creek retirement community. we bring in jean elle who is there tonight. i understand firefighters are giving a good samaritan a lot of credit for helping a lot of people escape safety. >> i think several people may be called heroes tonight. witnesses say this fire moved fast through this complex. you can see the fire burned this building right down to its studs, destroyed by fast-moving flames. from overhead, you could see fire swallowing the building. a man visiting his great aunt, took cell phone video. he said he heard a woman calling for help,
, think that the u.s. is taking a serious step here, and get us through the 2012 election. it's a big argument. he's actually trying to create the political room for his adversary in this fight. >> that's right. david gregory, watching from boston. it's not just the risk at fault but the credit rating that worries so many in the financial world. >>> we're getting ready to go to john boehner, speaker of the house, who, while demonized by the other side in all of this, has had a tough time with congress, especially newly elected members of the tea party, many of whom who don't buy the premise here. here is the house speaker. >> good evening. i'm john boehner. i serve as speaker of the whole house of members of both parties that you elect. these are difficult times in the life of our nation. millions are looking for work and have been for some time. and the spending binge going on in washington is a big part of the reason why. before i served in congress, i ran a small business in ohio. i was amazed at how difficult washington, d.c. operated than every other business in america. most ame
:00, a big name in hollywood is in the bay area to help a special group of kids walk the red carpet. >>> and how a bay area nonprofit is helping a group of diabetic go in >>> st. mary's college in moraga served as a backdrop for a movie scene this weekend, which robots and famous names are part of the action all weekend long. bay area's joe rosato jr. shows us how it was designed to help a special group of children. >> take one. >> reporter: the bright lights of hollywood were shining on the campus of st. mary's college. >> okay, so let's get in. >> reporter: a group of special filmmakers was taking direction from a pro. >> let's do the officer over a little more. >> reporter: at the center of the action, actor and director joey travolta, brother with of john travolta, was shepherding his cast and crew. >> bring him over a little bit. we take the kids through a process of making a film, from writing, editing, and accounting. >> reporter: this group of students is not like most, these students all suffer from autism. >> we have to start over with one. okay? >> they love television an
to happen. >> the problem with a mini deal is we have a maxi problem. and that big problems aren't going to go away if you cut a mini deal. >> reporter: and he blasted an idea suggested by some democrats that the u.s. constitution empowers the president to keep on spending, even if uncle sam goes over his credit limit. brian moore, nbc news, washington. >>> for u.s. troops in keerg astan, it's already the fourth of july. service members at the u.s. transit center held a cookout to celebrate independence day. there were hamburgers and hot dogs, fireworks, games and music as well. the former u.s. air force base is a transit center for troops in afghanistan. the base is located at keerg stan's airport. it hosts service members and troops from france and spain. >>> still to come, a summer weekend pastime. kris sanchez hit up the yard tipsíb.)t help you this jimáls gathered in paris today on the 40th anniversary of his death. ♪ >> people from all over the world flocked around the rock 'n' roll icon's grave to sing and read had his poems. morrison moved to paris to write in 1971, found de
to happen. >> the problem with a mini deal is we have a maxi problem. big problems aren't going to go away with a mini deal. >> reporter: he blasted an idea suggested by some democrats that the u.s. constitution empowers the president to keep on spending, even if uncle sam goes over his credit limits. brian moore, nbc. >>> next at 6:00, it was a historic day where voters made a decision like they've never made before. we'll have local reaction straight ahead, plus -- >>> it was like looking through wax paper. >> we'll show you the new photography exhibit featuring the works of some. summer is prime garage sale weather. we'll pass on tips on how to make sure yours is a success. >> voters in in thailand have elected the country's very first female prime minister. exit polls after today's election show the opposition party won a clear majority in parliament. she is the sister of a former thai prime minister who was ousted by a 2006 coup, who now lives in dubai. despite the historical decision, some members the thai community in the bay area are not sure if this new prime minister will bring p
proved deadly for an early-morning commuter today. the crash involving a big-rig carrier and aid ucsf shuttle bus at intersection of octavia and oak, happened before 6:00 this morning. a man in his 40s was actually ejected from the shuttle bus and somehow, pinned underneath the rig where he was sad lid pronounced dead. a woman that lives in the area say accidents happen here often and she feels the timed stoplights are partly to blame. >> the lights are timed in such a way on octavia, that traffic is traveling 50 miles an hour. once they build up speed coming off the freeway, they have the lights timed all green. >> three other shuttle passengers were taken to nearby hospitals with minor injuries and it's not clear if anyone was wearing a seatbelt at the time. the investigation is just beginning. >>> a minor traffic accident turned into a major headache near san jose state this afternoon. a car crashed into a home rupturing gas line. about 25 san jose firefighters were called to the scene as well as the local hazmat team and a crew from pg&e. five homes were evacuated as the gas line
>>> good morning. >>> breaking news. the dow down big at the start of trading as fear mounts that lawmakers will fail to reach a debt deal. the president is expected to deliver speech on the crisis in just moments. we'll be live. >>> closing beaches on the texas coast, temporarily shut down as tropical storm don approaches. it's expected to strengthen by the time it makes landfall tonight. >>> and survival mode -- a small plane crashes into lake huron. the pilot survived the impact, then treads water for 18 hours without a life vest. he'll share his remarkable story with us today, friday, july 29th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning. welcome to "today." it's 7:00 a.m. on the west coast on a friday. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm ann curry. the clock is sticking. there's still no end to the debt ceiling crisis, and this has investors nervous. >> really nervous. just 30 minutes into the trading day, the dow down about 100 points already. this comes after a heated night on capitol hill where john boehner failed to find enough votes within his own p
on why the state would want to do that when they know there's a big issue with drug trafficking coming from mexico. >> hernandez says those traffickers will get the message that it's open season in california. the bureau warns it's the cities that will lose because while fighting the cartels those cities will find themselves outgunned. and bob cook says he's not been told to clear out his desk. there's no money in this year's fiscal budget to fund bob cook and 200 other officers in the state department of justicech the doj says they are looking for other revenue funding sources to keep this unit open, but, you know, jess characters unless they talk to someone like warren buffett or somebody like that, it's hard to say where they are going to find this kind of money. we're live in san jose, damien trujillo, nbc bay area news. >> thank you, damien. >>> new tonight at 6:00, the man accused of gunning down an east palo alto community leader has been ruled incompetent to stand trial. a judge decided today that 58-year-old gregory elams will not stand trial for capital murder charges. the ru
. he will undergo his second psychological evaluation before he can stand trial. >>> we have big news for giants fans. a few days before the trading deadline, they have reportedly made a major move. new york mets all-star outfielder carlos beltran is on the verge of joining the giants. let's bring in mindy from our newsroom. we know the deal. this is not official but it seems like a done deal. what's the hold-up here? >> reporter: there is no hole-up. even bruce bochy. they have learned that the deal is done. in return for beltran, the giants will send top pitching prospect zach wheeler to the mets. and in addition, our sister network sny is reporting that beltran is on his way to philadelphia and could be in the lineup tomorrow. he is expected to play right field and bat third. the switch hitter will provide some much needed pop to that lineup. he leads the national league with 30 doubles. he has 66 rbis and 15 home runs. all of those are better than any current giant on the roster. he has a .310 average. we'll have more on this trade coming up later in sports. you'll also hear from
of mathison's big heart and even bigger spirit. >> some people offer to help you move. jim just did it. all of a sudden he shows up. if somebody was building a deck, jim was there. if somebody was needing gravel, jim was there. >> reporter: he worked as a construction worker until at the age of 40 he followed a calling. >> we don't get many people joining the department at 40, but jim really took to it. he always wanted to help people and he finally found a profession where he could help a lot of people. >> reporter: friends spoke of him pitching n ining in. it was in that same spirit on july 19th he went to help a friend who said she was stalked by an ex-boyfriend. the ex-boyfriend shot and killed mathison before he himself was killed by the woman's brother. >> when jim said he would give his life for you, he meant it. and jim would have had it no other way. >> reporter: he leaves behind a wife and two sons and legions of co-workers and friends he touched along the way. >>> well, the debt ceiling crisis continues in washington today. late this s could be belled together and imagined a bil
at u.s. 101, a tow truck is on the scene. a big rig lost its load, turns out that was a mobile home, one lane is squeaking by. this is a bad spot. give yourself extra time or take 280 as an alternate. laura, back to you. >> thanks for the update. for the latest traffic and news updates check out nbc bay area morning news on facebook. a local news update coming up for you in about a half hour. >>> 7:30 on this thursday morning, july 7, 2011. that was casey anthony's reaction in an orlando courtroom about an hour ago, as a judge sentenced her to four years in prison for lying to investigators, but with time served, and good behavior, she could be released in a matter of weeks, possibly even sooner. >>> i'm ann curry alongside david gregory, who's in for matt this morning. just ahead we'll have more on the sentencing. >> right. one of the big questions, will she cash in our her fame once a free woman? is she planning on having a baby? what surprising letters reveal. >>> also ahead, new details about a big scandal that's rocking england. a popular tabloid newspaper is accused of hacking
for big businesses. >> if everybody else is willing to take on their sacred cows, i think it would be hard for the republicans to stand there and say that the tax break for corporate jets is sufficiently important. >> reporter: republican senator john cornyn fired back. >> what i'm concerned about is the president by not seriously putting a proposal forward but rather just criticizing those who have, will run it up against the deadline. >> reporter: meanwhile the people vying for the president's jobber were also hard at work this weekend. former utah governor jon huntsman barn stormed in new hampshire, which hosts the nation's first primary. minnesota representative michele bachmann was out in full force in iowa, six weeks ahead of the state's straw poll. she is running neck and neck with presumed front runner mitt romney, according to a recent state poll, and this weekend she tried to build on that nmomentu. lesser known candidate businessman herman cain, also tried to shore up support in the hawk why state, stumping at a godfather pizza, the company he used to run. the seoul african-amer
, nbc bay area news. >> thank you. >>> a big turn of events and we'll stay with the story in this newscast and ahead at 6:00. >>> and another story shaking up a quiet neighborhood in the east bay. police are on a house to house manhunt after someone reportedly shot at them. its happening in union city on darleen way. here's the map. this is on the west side of 808, near the alvarado niles exit. they say the gunman fired on officers before disappearing into this residential neighborhood. kimberly terry joins us from union city with the latest. first and foremost, do they think the gunman is still in the neighborhood where you are? >> they seem to think that and that's why they're going door-to-door, house to house, yard to yard, looking for them. it's stillry very active scene with multiple agencies participating. you can see everyone out here. police describe this as an intense and fluid situation. this morning at about 10:15, the union police got a call about a break in on dire street and darleen way. the resident heard a knock at the door and glass breaking. when the res
a wave knocked him down and swept him out to sea. the 22-year-old from sunny vail was on the big island in the hawaiian park paradise subdivision when he was knocked into the ocean and carried some 100 yards. george kiriyama is live where he's being remembered tonight. george? >> reporter: jessica, his family is in hawaii right now, so we talked with his friends. they say he was looking forward to his hawaii trip and can't believe he's gone. climbing on a rocky cliff on the eastern side of the big island was something paul loved to do. >> he loved adventure. he loved to just have the wind blow in his hair and just be out there exploring everything and enjoying life. that's what paul did. >> reporter: police say he was climbing with his friends on the cliff and a big wave knocked him into the ocean. he was swept about 100 yards where rescue crews found him face down. a neighbor who lives next door to the family in sunnyvale says he was like her own son. >> my heart just sank. i'm sorry. he was the best kid. >> reporter: rescue crews performed cpr but he later died at a hospital. his best
the forecast. wall street rallied. a big bucket of cold water was poured on wall street and the economy with the lackluster jobs. >> the economy added an average of 215,000 jobs per month in the previous three months so the anticipation was there. and it showed a stand still in june. what is it about june, do we know what happen? >> it's not just june. they went back and revised downward the prior month. they thought they had 57,000 jobs in may. it turned out it was 25,000. they got rid of it -- they revised away 45,000 additional jobs. we think there have been temporary blips in the economy, the greek situation, storms all through the south you were reporting on. you've had high gas prices and a whole lot of other things have been happening and that caused the economy to come to a stand still and hiring come to a stand still in may and june. we hope that's the case. >> you want to bring up an important thing that a lot of people don't hear about. you call it the real unemployment rate, the ratio of unemployed, discouraged workers and people working part time because they can't find ful
harvey told a captivated audience burning man is more than a big party in the desert. it's a yearly exercise in building a community and that's what he hopes to do in the heart of san francisco, near union square's world class shopping. that's why burning man's head quarter also be moving in. >> we think there are a lot of opportunities to do it. and we build the city every year in the desert, and we know something about making urban environments vital. >> reporter: homeowners in the tender loin are hoping it will transform the neighborhood. >> there are more children per capita than anywhere else in san francisco. >> reporter: he said the art can and will energize the community. the transformation may begin with something as simple as art pads. >> then the entire city given the supply of creative works out there could be one huge revolving exhibit of art. >> reporter: russo is hoping burners will give people a reason to walk to the tender loin instead of around it. >> art is the way to go, but there is a trickle down effect, so hopefully it will also affect the small business growt
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